What we're about

OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share the beautiful art of Origami, an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. Occasionally, other materials folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper).

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, we met at least once a month as a big group, to teach each other new models and share paper, books, and tips; also to organize special folding retreats and paper shopping tours in the city. Our regular schedule was every Third Saturday of the month.

Also we had evening after work meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings called WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders), TOM (Taro's Origami Meetup) and AWOL (After Work Origami Lovers), respectively. These are smaller, more intimate gatherings of origami friends that meet to fold, fold, fold.

Now, as we seem to be reemerging from the lockdowns, we have been going virtual with OMG OZ (Origami Zoomers) on Wednesdays through Zoom. And during the warmer months, we are experimenting with outdoor, in person folding in different locations.

Supporting the 34th Street Partnership, we will have a short weekday meetup in Greeley Square Park to give city workers a Tuesday afternoon break and in person folding outside.

Check out the calendar for more details.

And everyone is welcome — so, come fold with us! This group is open to all levels, from beginners interested in starting a new hobby to the advanced folder... So, come join the Fold!!

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Monthly OMGNYC (Origami Meetup Group) meeting!

New York Public Library (53rd st branch)

Until Covid-19, we had the pleasure of meeting every third Saturday of the month to fold and learn new origami at the NY Public Library on W 53rd St, across from Museum of Modern Art.

NOW we can again — Hooray!! We’ll be meeting in the same community room on every third Saturday but at a slightly new time: at 11:30am until 2:30pm. We are still open to all: to the public as well as OMG members.

However now, we must abide by the NYPL rules and protocols while we’re in this pandemic. This includes having an attendance limit and very importantly, registering through the NYPL website at the link below.

https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2021/10/16/origami-meetup-group

To guarantee participation, EVERYONE (including “guests”) should register on the NYPL list AND arrive ON TIME at the beginning of the session. Otherwise, we may give up your slot to walk-in participants at 11:40. Anyone not registered are considered “walk-in” possible participants and must wait to be admitted.

When the health crisis improves enough, we look forward to allowing our meetup to become larger and less restrictive.

Feel free to bring books and paper to share. There will always be plenty of paper and things to learn from. You can bring a drink but it must be completely covered, but absolutely no food.

You must wear a mask properly at all times, whether you are vaccinated or not. And we’ll be socially distanced at tables spread around the room.

If you’re interested in teaching, please let us know in the comments section of this meetup. Or if there’s something you’d like to learn and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

We look forward to seeing you and folding together. IN-PERSON!

Please remember to register at the NYPL site to attend. Thanks and happy folding. -Talo

OZ (Origami Zoomers) OMG NYC weekly digital meetings

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Hello fellow OZ (Origami Zoomers) This is our weekly hang-out and folding digital meeting space! anyone is welcome to join. Even if you don't have a meetup account. (please send me a message and I can send you the zoom link, it will be the same every week) We will meet every Wednesday at 7PM and hang out and fold. The format of the meeting will be very informal, like our local meetings used to be when they were in person. (think of it as a virtual cosi/panera/argo)

-first 10/15 mins of catching up and chatting

-Teach a few models
(please post a photo as a comment here if you'd like to teach or volunteer during the meeting)

-afterward, more folding or just hanging out or sharing origami news

For those of you that want to fold in smaller groups to either review a model that was taught or other models, we can create breakout rooms

Please RSVP if possible so we know who is coming!

Come join us in OZ (Origami Zoom-Land)

OZ (Origami Zoomers) OMG NYC weekly digital meetings

Location visible to members

Hello fellow OZ (Origami Zoomers) This is our weekly hang-out and folding digital meeting space! anyone is welcome to join. Even if you don't have a meetup account. (please send me a message and I can send you the zoom link, it will be the same every week) We will meet every Wednesday at 7PM and hang out and fold. The format of the meeting will be very informal, like our local meetings used to be when they were in person. (think of it as a virtual cosi/panera/argo)

-first 10/15 mins of catching up and chatting

-Teach a few models
(please post a photo as a comment here if you'd like to teach or volunteer during the meeting)

-afterward, more folding or just hanging out or sharing origami news

For those of you that want to fold in smaller groups to either review a model that was taught or other models, we can create breakout rooms

Please RSVP if possible so we know who is coming!

Come join us in OZ (Origami Zoom-Land)

WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders)

Panera Bread

Is it possible to have too much Origami? In the world of OMG never!

This is our Weekly Tuesday Folders, aka WTF, meeting now at Panera Bread near Bryant Park, Kinokuniya bookstore, Muji (for origami paper bargain) and more!

This meeting is free and open to all level of folders from beginners to advanced. Bring paper and your books, and also there will always be free paper available to share so you can just show up and fold! If you have models you would like to learn or teach, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate.

It would be great for you to RSVP if you plan on attending — so others will know you will be there.

Hope to see you there – Happy folding!

NOTE: Reminder emails for WTF will not be sent out because it will always be at the same time and same place and same day of the week and we are trying our best not to send out too many mass emails for the group! So check back here on the website for any changes and updates or cancellations ;)

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OZ (Origami Zoomers) OMG NYC weekly digital meetings

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